APA Digital Coast Needs Assessment Survey

Needs: Training

Atlantic Northeast Region

TABLE 6d.

Interest in Web-Based Training on Coastal and Marine Planning Issues (Question #16): Atlantic Northeast

TRAINING Very High High Neutral Low Very Low NAa TOTAL
# % # % # % # % # % # % # %
Assessing GIS for your Organization (assists organizations in understanding components needed for GIS) 35 26 26 19 30 22 15 11 13 10 17 13 136 100
CanVis (intro to CanVis software, a visualization tool in planning, policy-making, and communication) 25 18 47 35 21 15 18 13 19 14 6 4 136 100
Coastal Inundation Mapping (info on coastal inundation issues & teaches spatial techniques to map inundation) 27 20 39 29 26 19 12 9 14 10 18 13 136 100
Conservation Data Documentation (guide to document conservation geospatial information in GIS) 29 21 26 19 35 26 18 13 11 8 17 13 136 100
GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning (green infrastructure, natural resource conservation, resilience) 38 28 31 23 29 21 18 13 10 7 10 7 136 100
GIS for Managers (provides an overview of the basic principles and functionality of ArcGIS) 35 26 30 22 31 23 16 12 9 7 15 11 136 100
Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience (teaches green infrastructure concepts for resilience) 37 27 33 24 30 22 14 10 7 5 15 11 136 100
Habitat Priority Planner (provides knowledge and skills for  Habitat Priority Planner, ArcGIS extension) 32 24 36 26 26 19 19 14 9 7 14 10 136 100
Introduction to Coastal GIS (fundamentals of ArcGIS software, within a coastal management context) 31 23 31 23 36 26 12 9 13 10 13 10 136 100
N-SPECT (provides knowledge and skills to use Non-Point Source Pollution & Erosion Comparison Tool) 29 21 28 21 33 24 20 15 8 6 18 13 136 100
Remote Sensing for Spatial Analysts (remote sensing technologies and image analysis techniques) 23 17 23 17 34 25 25 18 13 10 18 13 136 100
Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (community assmt, plan for risk/vulnerability, adaptn strategies) 39 29 31 23 29 21 15 11 8 6 14 10 136 100

a. Not Applicable


Table 6d lists 12 web-based trainings on coastal and marine planning issues for which Atlantic Northeast coastal region respondents were asked to rate their interest. The five trainings with the highest percentage of very high or high interest ratings from respondents are:

  1. CanVis (53%);
  2. Roadmap for Adapting to Coastal Risk (52%);
  3. GIS Tools for Strategic Conservation Planning (51%);
  4. Introducing Green Infrastructure for Coastal Resilience (51%); and
  5. Habitat Priority Planner (50%).

The five trainings with the highest percentage of low or very low interest or "Not Applicable" ratings from respondents are:

  1. CanVis (41%);
  2. Remote Sensing for Spatial Analysts (41%);
  3. Assessing GIS for Your Organization (34%);
  4. Conservation Data Documentation (34%); and
  5. N-SPECT (34%).